Today's Top 20 Clinical Leadership & Infection Control Articles
  • COVID-19 admissions to rise in May, CDC modeling shows

    Modeling suggests COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations will continue to rise in the coming weeks, though national levels are still down significantly from this winter's omicron surge. 
  • A subdued COVID-19 climb: What 4 experts make of it

    COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising nationwide for the first time since January, though totals are still down significantly from last winter's omicron surge.  
  • CDC shares new data on mysterious hepatitis cases: 5 notes

    A new report from the CDC provides the most detailed insights yet into the nation's earliest confirmed pediatric acute hepatitis cases potentially linked to an adenovirus.
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  • US flu hospitalizations continue to rise: CDC report

    Flu activity varies across the nation, with New Mexico reporting the highest test positivity levels. Flu hospitalizations also rose for the 12th week straight, according to the CDC's latest FluView report. 
  • COVID-19 admissions jumped 18% last week: 9 CDC findings

    The U.S. reported double-digit increases in both COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations last week, according to the CDC's COVID-19 data tracker weekly review published April 29.
  • FDA proposes ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars: 5 things to know

    The FDA on April 28 proposed a ban on the sale of menthol-flavored cigarettes, saying it could significantly reduce disease and death caused by tobacco products by increasing the number of smokers who quit and reducing youth experimentation and addiction.
  • A 5-letter fix for medication errors

    RaDonda Vaught's conviction for a fatal medication error is drawing newfound attention to the technological vulnerabilities of electronic medication cabinets, Kaiser Health News reported April 29.
  • CDC reports human case of avian influenza

    A Colorado man has tested positive for an H5 bird flu virus, the first such case in the U.S., health officials said April 28. 
  • Conditions are ripe for measles outbreaks, WHO and UNICEF warn

    Measles cases are rising globally amid a "perfect storm" of circumstances that could cause more large-scale outbreaks, the World Health Organization and UNICEF warned April 27.
  • Why 'park prescriptions' are gaining popularity

    Physicians are increasingly prescribing a free, effective therapy for patients with various conditions: more time in nature, Time reported April 27.
  • Healthmark Industries offers Steriking® Pouches for Long Medical Devices

    In a recent press release, Healthmark Industries introduced the Steriking® Pouches for Long Medical Devices to its Steriking® Sterilization product line.
  • 5 states reporting unusual hepatitis cases among children

    Physicians and health experts are closely monitoring an outbreak of acute hepatitis that's affected more than 150 children in 12 countries, including the U.S.
  • Fauci clarifies: US transitioning out of pandemic phase

    The nation's top infectious disease expert on April 27 said the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, clarifying comments from a day earlier in which he said the nation was "out of the pandemic phase." 
  • 7 systems seeking chief quality officers

    ​​Below are eight hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that have recently posted job listings seeking chief quality officers.
  • Fauci: US 'out of the pandemic phase'

    "We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase," Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a televised interview April 26. 
  • Not the time to relax COVID-19 surveillance, WHO chief warns

    The director of the World Health Organization said a drop in global COVID-19 cases and deaths should be welcomed with caution, since countries have reduced testing and other surveillance measures.
  • Steroids, antibiotics not necessary for most COVID-19 outpatients: CDC

    The CDC is reminding clinicians that corticosteroids and antibiotics are usually not recommended for outpatients with mild to moderate COVID-19.
  • Nearly 60% of Americans have had COVID-19: CDC

    More than half of people living in the U.S. had contracted COVID-19 as of February, including 75 percent of children, new CDC research shows. 
  • 14 hospitals hiring chief medical officers

    Below are 14 hospitals, health systems or hospital operators that posted job listings seeking chief medical officers in the last two weeks.
  • BA.2 case proportion falls for 2nd week, CDC data shows

    The proportion of COVID-19 cases involving the omicron subvariant BA.2 has declined for the second consecutive week as a new omicron sublineage appears to be gaining a foothold in the U.S., CDC data shows. 

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